• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Palmerton

    Easy to set up with AirPort Extreme. It took longer to unwrap the airport express then to set it up. Life is good when things go together that easy.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Easy - Bought 2

    • Written by from Ilford

    Plug& Play. very easy to setup, used for extending an Airport Extreme via WiFi and it works well. Is reliable. Do not use it for audio as the positioning of the Express is geared to WiFi coverage rather than anything else. Best part of this is that as a WiFi extender the is no ugly transformer plug, it's built in which is the way all these units should be.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LAN output very useful

    • Written by from Mitcham

    I have used the Express to stream music via Airplay successfully for some time.

    This weekend our Sony Smart TV lost connection to the internet through its wifi dongle. I was able to connect the TV directly to the Airport Express using an Ethernet cable, and it works brilliantly. We can watch internet TV programs while streaming music through the same device.

    This is a good solution as our TV and audio equipment are in the same cabinet.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to set up - powerful

    • Written by from Calgary

    I got this to replace a DLink unit. it is upstairs with great range - my apple TV in the basement play netflix without any issues

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from La Mesa

    Worked great for about 6 months, then it broke. I have been through three all the same

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never thought I'd hate any Apple product....

    • Written by from York

    However, this one I do hate because it tarnishes the brand I love. Worked OK (not great) for about 4 months, but about 10 days ago it just starting behaving erratically. The green light glows, but nothing is coming through. If you connect directly to the cable modem the signal is fine. I bought a new ethernet cable thinking maybe there was a broken wire but it did not help. I have tried everything: new cable modem, new ethernet cables, new location, reset button, holy water, you name it, I've tried it. Devices will not connect to it and when they do they drop the signal after a few minutes. As of this morning I replaced it with a Belkin that costs 1/2 the price and so far, so good. Buyer beware: just because it has the Apple doesn't mean it performs like one.

    13 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited range and reliability.

    • Written by from morristown

    I am using my Express to extend the range of a ten year old Linksys wrt54g. My intention was to use it alone. First I have to say that I love the easy setup after I had understood how it worked and remote management is a cinch. It has provided decent speed over my older routers but then just stops transmitting for a while. The range is crazy depending on obstructions too; I can have it behind a small monitor and literally loose all connection to it but elevated it reaches well over 100 ft plus. This is not always convenient. I have decided to use it as an extension and it has been more reliable for that. It also does well with airplay providing it has a clear view of the transmitting device.
    I can see this being a lobby hotspot more than a heavy router and maybe the extra $100 would have been worth it. I will however, keep it for its portability and easy setup. I wish Apple was more clear on its limitations.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced paperweight - would have given 0 starts

    • Written by from New York

    It is hard to find a good thing to say about the Airport Express. When using it to extend a 2011 Airport Extreme, it failed miserably, both as a wired and as a wireless extender. Setup was difficult and slow and it would appear that v6 of the Airport Utility had a great deal of functionality removed from it in comparison to v5. (this missing functionality made problems quite difficult to diagnose). When I finally had it connected as a wired extender (via an ethernet cable), the network would actually drop completely every 5 minutes or so. Also, don't even think about using some non-Apple networking equipment with this. The Express would not work with the Netgear Powerline 500 network extenders (and the brand new ASUS router that I bought would, with no effort).

    Given the incredibly high price ($100), you can get FAR better devices that do significantly more at a much lower price point.

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Carlisle

    I recently bought a B&W Z2 Airplay speaker, and was having problems with it dropping off the wi-fi network after it hadn't been used for a few hours, needing a power-off to get it working again.

    I suspected the problem was with my Orange Brightbox, rather than the B&W, so I bought an Airport Express to see if it would solve the problem. It arrived the day after I'd ordered it, and after a quick setup (the Airport itself is very straightforward with Airport Utility app on OS X or iOS, but it was a bit more fiddly to get into the Brightbox to switch off it's wi-fi and act only as a router) the new network was all up and running

    Airplay problem solved, and a better, stronger signal all around the house - my iPhone 5 had never worked properly on wi-fi with the Brightbox, but this also works fine now. Just goes to show, ISP-supplied 'free' wi-fi routers aren't a patch on a proper piece of kit.

    All in all, great purchase - and a great price.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Expressly Useless

    • Written by from Halifax

    We have a number of Apple products in our home (MacBook Pros, iPhones, iPods, Time Capsule) and, sadly, an Airport Express. The Express was initially purchased to stream music though it seemed to suffer from wireless dead zones in our home. Attempts to use it as a network extender (from our Time Capsule base) have been only temporarily successful with no predictable reason for it working or not. After multiple resets, online advice and directions, more time has been spent trying to fix the device than actually using it.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unexpected error

    • Written by from Le Grand

    that's all i see when trying to set up with the air port utility

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AIRPORT EXPRESS

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I needed a router for my DSL connection. I have the late Macbook pro with retina display for 2013. It works great with it. I'm not an apple product fan, but I love how apple products are in sync with one another. It connects all wireless products. My macbook pro comes with airport utility to set it up. U can also download it to your ipad, iphone, or android. Overall, this is a good product, but the price is costly.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Leicester

    I bought this today and added it into my network with the AirPort Extreme. I think I did something wrong in the first place but once I worked through the problem it was all up and running perfectly. AirPlay works well, sounds great, the printer is up and running and my wireless is now extended and reliable again.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Mont-Saint-Hilaire

    I just installed the airport express and it works very well. No more Wifi problems.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router In The WORLD

    • Written by from Waverly

    If you need AAAdo router for multiple people like me you should get this device right now. If you have only 20 people on this network at once out of fifty it's lightning fast. Even if 50 are on this router it's still fast plus it has many great features. Buy this product now!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaver for electronic medical records

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I have a Medical practice, and it is located in a narrow older building. I have a regular apple router by my reception desk, and it has never given me any problems. However, when I had to purchase two new computers, the software included windows 8. My old computers have windows 7. Unfortunately, I can't use Mac because my medical software isn't Mac compatible. Well, the new computers were located far from the router, and the signal was weak, and it would take me forever to input an exam. So, I did some research and found that I could extend the signal with the airport express. Now, it is tremendously fast! My husband suggested using the app on my phone install the router, but it did not work for me. Then, I went to my wifi settings on the iphone, and voila, it was a piece of cake. It took five minutes to extend the signal. I am very pleased with the result and the fast shipping. Thanks apple!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay works great with my DAC

    • Written by from LONDON

    A lot of people have reported problems using the new model Airport Express to stream music via the optical out into a DAC. I have to say I have had no problems connected via my DacMagic 100. I'm connecting to my Airport Extreme 5GHz network (using 'Join Network' rather than 'Extend') and it works great - in fact, it's much more reliable than my previous original Airport Express. Setting it up was extremely straightforward and having a mains cable rather than just a plug unit makes it easier to place.

    I'm not trying to dismiss the problems many others have had using Airplay via the optical out but either Apple have improved the unit or there is something specific to my configuration that makes it work. (Possibly there are problems using a non-Apple wi-fi router, using a higher-end DAC or using 'Extend Network' rather than 'Join').

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Alternative to Motorola Router

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I moved into a student housing apartment and had a AT&T motorola DSL router which wouldn't broadcast a wifi signal to my Apple products. Only my Xbox 360 and HP laptop would get the wifi signal. So I finally gave up trying to fix the problem and bought an Airport Express! It worked on all my Apple products and window products without a glitch. Now I can get wifi on my iPad,iPhone,iMac,Apple TV along with the Xbox and laptop.
    I highly recommend this to all my friends and associates!
    Thanks Apple for coming through for me with the easy setup too!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Way Too Easy

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I set up this network after a couple of margaritas and it works perfectly.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Skeptic from Reviews

    • Written by from Miami Beach

    After reading so many reviews, I was a bit skeptic but I figured I have 14 days to try it then return if I didn't like it, so here it goes...

    MY STORY:

    First of all I am using this device as a router. After buying, I did the setup (very easy by the way) and immediately started using it with the AirPlay (music) feature as well and connected it with speakers. I have had it for 3 weeks now and I haven't had a single issue with it. I spent $200 last year on a Linksys EA4500 router and from the start, the router often would not provide internet. I would have to restart it frequently to fix the issue but it would occur almost everyday. Until I got fed up and bought this one to replace it, which is a "downgrade" if you think about it.

    SPECS:

    Anyway, once, in these three weeks I did experienced an internet connection loss but I noticed that the AirPort Express "recognized" this and restarted all on its own! I was sitting next to it when it occurred but 5 secs later I was back online. I would consider the WiFi range to be decent but I really can't say much in this matter because I live in a 1,000 sq ft apartment; so, I get full signal almost everywhere. On this product's specifications it doesn't state the transfer rate, so I tested it, and, depending on your device, you may get up to 300 Mbps. I've used this AirPort Express connected with a Motorola Surfboard (Modem), MacBook Pro, iPhones, iPads, AppleTV, Canon Printer and a Sony VAIO (Windows). They all work perfectly fine with it.

    Hope this helps, good luck!

    15 of 15 people found this useful